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Fairy Knowe Hotel

Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Wilderness
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
GAB121 Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not enough hot water. staff not very accommodating or hospitable. did not see a manager at all. Nothing special done for runners and the hotel was full due to the race. had to wait for clean bath towels to come from laundry. beautiful view!!!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Relaxing atmosphere and very enjoyable. Fairy Knowe has loads to offer and I would recommend it to any laid back traveler..........................................................................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay. The rooms were lovely and we especially liked that we were able to walk out to the river from our rooms. There is no lack of activities at the resort itself - tennis, swimming, canoeing, paddle-boating. Just a few minutes drive and you find plenty of walking and hiking trails. The breakfast was great.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old classic hotel. Needs a bit of love. Service very good, geyser in rm 35 rusting internally so brown hot water - needs replacing. Lovely peaceful spot - but would be nice to see more of the river from the "river facing" rooms.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinners in the restaurant were great, but Breakfast is very mediocre, they can really do more.....Rooms spacious but OLD - in need of a re-vamp.....Friendly staff throughout, except for the cleaners who leave you 3 blocks of toilet paper......

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there (4-8 July 2014) 4 nights of the worst accommodation I have been in. We were 2 adults and 2 kids. the rooms had mould on the walls, especially around the windows. there was no heating facilities available, and we had to sit in jackets and caps in the room. I could not bath my kids since it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Fairy Knowe. Once again helpful staff, comfortable room and good menu. We spent two nights and ate at the hotel on both. the food was excellent although the dining room a bit dated. Nevertheless the live music from a very accomplished piano on the Friday evening was great. We look forward to our... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for five star accommodation, stop reading and look for another place! This Hotel is charming, old worldly and is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We fell in love the first time we went there and keep going back. The rooms are dated (don't care about that!) the lounge, dinning room... More

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Its gives us such joy to know that you've had an amazing stay with us! And we must agree, the Wilderness and Fairy Knowe location is simply divine - one cannot help but to fall in love with its beauty and splendour! It is in essence a magical place... We are excited to announce that soon these... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is currently being renovated and the rooms are 'tired' however, the location is stunning, right on the lagoon and close to the village of wilderness and a great base for surrounding activities. Food was included in our package, the breakfast buffet had a great selection and a cooked breakfast is available. Evening meals offered a wide choice and... More

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea and Mark, We are delighted that you had such a great experience at the Fairy Knowe Hotel. Being situated right on the gorgeous Touw river and still so close to the charming Wilderness Village near by, gives us a fantastic location. To top it all, we are surrounded by such natural beauty and forest splendour. Our prices are... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Fairy Knowe Hotel. The setting is spectacular and the bird life, excellent. The hotel has loads of atmosphere and a charm which is whimsical. The staff are super friendly and the restaurant is good. We can highly recommend the hotel.

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Olga W, Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your kind words - we are delighted that you have had a superb stay! The bird life is truly spectacular and we have not only witnessed 8 - 10 Knysna Loeries flying about daily, but also a majestic Eagle that visits here every now and again. In the meantime Kingfishers never fail to entertain spectators... More

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Address: Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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